Total loan: $550

Sylvester's Group

Lugari, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy cost-efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the upcoming harvest season.

Sylvester's Group's story

Pictured above is Sylvester. He is the group leader representing his group formed by 8 farmers in Lugari District, Kenya. He is the father of 6 children and is known in his community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Sylvester joined One Acre Fund in 2013 because he wanted to earn enough to feed his family. Since joining the program, he says that his life has improved, especially because he has been able to consistently feed his family. Sylvester plans to send his children to school with the profits from the upcoming harvest season.

Among the 8 farmers in Sylvester's Group, a total of 5.25 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer from the loan. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light. So with this loan, the group will also receive a total of two solar lights.